Simple Merry Making

I made big plans for Christmas Prep this year, but I’m glad I stuck with Simple Merry Making. We were going to bake and decorate, A LOT!. I pinned all these cute projects, like simple brown wrapping paper, and found a dairy-egg free sugar cookie recipe for Samuel. I was unaware of how long it can […]

Christmas 2011 was AMAZING

We started a new tradition this year…..opening a few presents on Christmas Eve. We left the girls with my parents while we did some last minute shopping. It wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, or maybe I was in such a good mood the crowds didn’t really bother me. I had to […]

last minute merry making

We started the Winter Solstice making glittered pine cones. They were supposed to be magical pine cones, but I changed my mind last minute.  I used wax paper to line my trays so clean up wouldn’t be such a hassle. This was really fun, and a little messy….I think we’ll do it again next year. […]

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Tree 2011

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The Gift of Presence

Welcome to the December Mindful Mama Carnival: Staying Mindful During the Holiday SeasonThis post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Carnival hosted by Becoming Crunchy and TouchstoneZ. This month our participants have shared how they stay mindful during the holiday season. Please read to the end to find a list of links to […]

nice and slow

Since Monday we’ve slowly…..and I do mean slowly started getting the house ready for Christmas.Ava has her Advent Calendar from the homeschool co-op. Kiah wants me to make one with her. I think hers will be all presents with the numbers for her to color in. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed these past few days. […]